There is a strong strain of individualism and risk-taking in Texas. We'll do what we want to now and worry about the future later. 
This is a case in which the future blew in and hit the whole state.
H.W. Brands, historian at UT Austin

Personally we made it through the winter storm in Houston with no broken pipes but we turned off the water all week. And we have lots of quilts. ;-) There were so many on the bed to stay warm, I couldn't move once I got in. By Sunday we were wearing shorts.  

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